"The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."John Stuart Mill on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."John Stuart Mill on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."John Stuart Mill on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."John Stuart Mill on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."John Stuart Mill on Mahatma Gandhi
"Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained."
"The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time."
"There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home."
"Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience."
"The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes."
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